The Royal Palaces

A site about the Royal Palaces.

A Christmas market is traditionally held at the Royal Stables on the first weekend in Advent. Exhibitors from across Sweden will be selli...

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Mankind has built fireplaces for thousands of years, for heat, light and cooking. Fireplaces have long been at the heart of the home, inc...

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Experience an atmospheric Christmas market at Drottningholm, with exquisite crafts and delicious delicacies. A Christmas market is tradit...

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The ongoing restoration of the façades at the Royal Palace is the biggest stonework project of modern times. The project began in 2011, a...

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Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta 6 Jun – 9 Jan 2022

One hundred years have now passed since the sudden death of our current King's grandmother. Who was this woman, who was so modern for her...

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Drottningholm's Reception Halls Open today 12.00-16.00

Throughout the years Drottningholm Palace has changed and the royal personages who lived here have left their mark on the Palace's interi...

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Royal Djurgården and the Royal parks are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. The large parks have plenty of outdoor space, and ar...

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Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and...

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Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

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Our Palaces and Royal sites

The Royal Palace Open today 10.00-16.00

Welcome to one of Europe's largest and most dynamic palaces. The Royal Palace of Stockholm is His Majesty The King's official residence a...

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Drottningholm Palace Open today 12.00-16.00

Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at t...

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Gripsholm Castle Open today 12.00-15.00

On the shores of Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers powerfully and fairytale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Söderman...

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In 1996 King Carl XVI Gustaf officially opened Sweden's first National City Park, comprising North ans South of Djurgården, Ulriksdal Par...

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The Kings and Queens of Sweden – from Vasa to Bernadotte. Gustav Vasa is usually regarded as the founder of the modern Swedish state. Since then, Sweden has had five Royal dynasties.

Discover the articles and videos about the palace's history and highlights. In the archive you will find images and stories about selected items from the Royal Collections.


The image and media gallery shows images of all royal sites, royal palaces and palace parks, free to download (read the terms). You will also find images from ongoing exhibitions.